Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Terry Kay to Read at New Bowers House Literary Center in Canon

April 2, 2012—for immediate release


Internationally Acclaimed Georgia Writer Terry Kay to Read at New Bowers House Literary Center in Canon


The University of Georgia's award-winning journal The Georgia Review and the recently opened Bowers House Literary Center in Canon, Georgia, are sponsoring a reading by, and up-close conversation with, writer Terry Kay at the Bowers House on Saturday, April 21, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. A tour of the historic home, originally built as a hotel nearly one hundred years ago, will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Both the tour and the reading are open to the public free of charge.

              Terry Kay, a Hart County native who currently makes his home in Athens, is the author of some fifteen books—among them eleven novels, a collection of essays, a children's book, and a recently released volume of short stories, The Greats of Cuttercane.

              Three of Kay's novels have been produced as Hallmark Hall of Fame movies: The Runaway, The Valley of Light, and his best-known work To Dance with the White Dog—the last of these starring the famous acting couple of Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy.

               Readers around the world can find Kay's books translated into more than twenty languages; most notably, To Dance with the White Dog has sold some two million copies in Japan.

              After Kay's reading in the house's spacious living room/parlor, Georgia Review editor Stephen Corey will moderate a conversation between Kay and the audience. A reception will follow, during which attendees may enjoy their refreshments while walking the grounds or sitting on the first- and second-floor wraparound porches.

              The Bowers House Literary Center is located in the small town of Canon, four miles north of Royston and a pleasant thirty-five drive north of Athens; just a few miles from I-85, the house is easily reached from both Atlanta and the Greenville-Spartanburg region of South Carolina.

              Thanks to owner Laura Bowers Foreman, herself an active writer, the Bowers House's two-story, 4,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom space is now dedicated to the service of writers and lovers of good writing. The house is available for a variety of programs, from a brief gathering such as the Terry Kay reading to day-long festivals or multi-day conferences. Individual writers, as well as small groups, can take up residency in the Bowers House, for anywhere from a few days to several weeks, for modest fees—all of which go to support the mission of the house. Also, ongoing workshops and classes are currently being conducted by Sandra Scott and others. For further information, including driving directions, visit www.thebowershousewriters.com or e-mail to bowershousewriters@gmail.com.

              The Georgia Review, published quarterly at the University of Georgia since 1947, features short stories, poems, general-interest essays, reviews, and visual art by the famous and the newly discovered. Winner of National Magazine Awards in both the fiction and the essay category, and a recipient of the Georgia Governor's Award in the Arts, the Review has a long tradition of sponsoring and cosponsoring reading events on the UGA campus and in the Athens area. For more information, go to www.thegeorgiareview.com or call 706-542-3481.

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